June 4, 2023

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Matthew McConaughey Details Lufthansa’s Scary Flight Incident: ‘A Terrifying Hell’

Matthew McConaughey remembers being on a scary Lufthansa flight with his wife, Camila Alves McConaughey, that injured multiple people. (photo: WireImage)

Matthew McConaughey spoke about being on a Lufthansa flight last month, describing the incident as “hell terrifying”. The Academy Award-winning actor and his wife, Camila Alves McConaughey, were flying from Austin, Texas, to Frankfurt, Germany when the plane experienced unexpected severe turbulence and plunged 4,000 feet. Seven people were hospitalized.

“It’s a suspended disbelief. I mean, zero gravity,” says Matthew. SiriusXM’s Let’s talk off camera Podcast with Kelly Ripaaccording to a sneak peek obtained by Entertainment tonight. “Your red wine and the glass and the plates on which your food was hung hung, and floated, and still in the air. And to look at them for a long time, which was not long–one, two, three, four [seconds] – Then everything collapses.

The Texas native explains how he felt he “had no way of controlling this situation right now.”

“It was my tray table that carried me down. I didn’t have a seatbelt on, and there was no seatbelt warning before that happened,” he recalls. Matthew says he checked Camila “on the spot” to make sure she was glued inside.

“[We] Holding hands just saying, “Well, is that it? Is there one coming?” He adds, “Someone else has come. It was weird. You hear people’s reactions. Some people were silent ghosts. Some people had violent fits of laughter. And it wasn’t like, “Oh, that’s fun.” It was like, I’m in shock.”

The McConaughey family was traveling with a friend, who was a pilot, and he helped calm them down by saying that the Airbus A330s were “tested” and structurally “built” to handle such accidents.

Camila revealed for the first time that she and her husband were on the March 1 flight that ended up in the Washington, D.C. area airport. She shared a video of the commotion inside the cabin. Food, napkins and dishes were on the floor.

I was told [the] Falling from nearly 4,000 feet, Camila wrote on Instagram. “Everything was flying all over the place…the plane was chow-and turbulence [kept] on coming.”

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